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400 West Cherokee St
Post Office Box 428
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: (864) 839-2334
Fax: 864-839-2335
James Combs

James Maxwell Combs

Wednesday, November 3rd, 1954 - Thursday, February 27th, 2020
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Blacksburg -- James Maxwell Combs, 65, of 344 Pearson Street, passed away Thursday, February 27th, 2020, at his home.

Born in Bluefield, WV, he was the husband of Diane Dawson Combs and the son of the late Paul James Combs and Mary Rye Tyree. Mr. Combs retired as a truck driver with Overnite and was a veteran of the United States Navy.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Combs is survived by a son, Stacey Combs, of Blacksburg; two daughters, Charlotte Aker of Bluefield, WV and Melissa Walker and husband, Chris, of Marion, VA; five grandchildren, Brock Combs, Harley Combs, Adam Pizzini, Cristine Pizzini Aker, and Anthony Pizzini; eight great-grandchildren; his best friend, Lee Styles; his "furbaby," Tinker Bell; and his "grand-furbaby," Daisy.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 29th, 2020, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Gordon Mortuary. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3:00 pm in the Gordon Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Michael Burkholder, Mr. Eddie Jolly, and Rev. David Randolph officiating. Interment will follow in the Fellowship Independent Baptist Church (Shelby, NC) Cemetery. Michael Giardiello, Caleb Burkholder, Logan McKerley, Anthony Zamudio, Slick Owensby, Todd Mode, Ronnie Luckadoo, and Brock Combs will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Independent Baptist Church Building Fund, 150 Christopher Rd, Shelby, NC 28152.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
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  • Service

    Gordon Mortuary Chapel
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, SC 29702
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Michael Burkholder
    Mr. Eddie Jolly
    Rev. David Randolph
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 4:30pm
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 4:30pm
    Fellowship Independent Baptist Church Cemetery
    150 Christopher Rd
    Shelby, North Carolina 28152
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Farewell my friend,See you soon! Thanks for all the memories.Lee @Patty Stiles
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